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#Top 10 Richest Hausa Men in Nigeria 2024

By HEADLINENEWS.NEWS Correspondent 

Nigeria is home to many wealthy individuals who have made significant contributions to the country’s economy. Among them, the Hausa men stand out for their substantial wealth and influence in various sectors, including business, politics, and industry. This comprehensive list highlights some of the richest Hausa men in Nigeria, showcasing their achievements and contributions.

It is worth to know that the Hausa ethnic group is the largest and most populous in Nigeria, predominantly occupying the northern region of the country. Among them are many wealthy individuals, including business tycoons, industrialists, company executives, and leaders across various industries.

While recalling that Intelregion earlier reported the wealthiest Igbo men in Nigeria 2024. Below are the top ten wealthiest Hausa men and their current net worth.

Aliko Dangote – $13.6 billion

Occupying the top spot on this rich list is Aliko Dangote, recognized by Forbes as Africa’s richest man. As the owner of Dangote Group, a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate operating across several African countries, Dangote achieved the rank of the 132nd richest person in the world in 2014.

With a net worth of $13.6 billion as at 2024, Aliko Dangote is not only the wealthiest man in Nigeria and Africa but also the richest Hausa man in Nigeria, hailing from the Fulani tribe in Kano State.

He is the founder and chairman of Dangote Group, a conglomerate with interests in cement, sugar, salt, and flour. Dangote Cement is the largest cement producer in Africa, contributing significantly to Dangote’s fortune. His philanthropic efforts and investments in various sectors have made him a key figure in Nigeria’s economic landscape.

On May 22, 2023, in Lekki, Nigeria, Aliko Dangote inaugurated the Dangote Refinery. The refinery aims to export surplus petrol, transforming Africa’s largest oil producer into a petroleum product export hub. According to Dangote, who financed the refinery’s construction, it will also export diesel. The refinery is located on a 6,180-acre (2,500-hectare) site in the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lagos State, and is supplied with crude oil by the world’s largest sub-sea pipeline infrastructure, spanning 1,100 kilometers (680 miles).

His collection of cars include, Maybach 57S Knight Luxury, Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG, Bugatti Veyron, Bentley Mulsanne and Toyota Landcruiser Prado

Abdulsamad Rabiu – $5.6 billion

Abdulsamad Rabiu is the chairman of BUA Group, a Nigerian conglomerate with interests in cement production, sugar refining, and real estate. Rabiu’s business acumen has seen BUA Group grow into one of Nigeria’s largest privately-owned companies. His strategic investments and expansions have positioned him as one of the wealthiest individuals in the country.

The 61-year-old Kano-born businessman started his business importing iron, steel, and chemicals, he also inherited land from his father, a successful businessman. The cars he owns include: Armoured Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, Mercedes Benz S-Class, Toyota Land, Cruiser Prado SUV, Range Rover Sport.

Samad Rabiu has four children. His four children are Khadija Cookie Rabiu, Isyaku Khalifa Rabiu, Junaid Rabiu, and Rania Rabiu. He has 42 siblings including Nafiu Rabiu and Rabiu Rabiu, the chairman of IRS Airlines.

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida – $5 billion

The former Nigerian Army general and former military Head of State ranks third on the list of the richest politicians in Nigeria and is also among the wealthiest Hausa men. Babangida has played a significant role in both the Nigerian Army and the country’s political landscape. Often called the “Nigerian Maradona,” he remains one of the richest Nigerian politicians to date.

Babangida is rumoured to be worth over US$5 billion. He is believed to secretly possess a multi-billion dollar fortune via successive ownership of stakes in a number of Nigerian companies.

Alongside his multi-million Naira hilltop mansion, some of his cars include: Mercedes Benz S 600, Rolls Royce Phantom III luxury sedan, BMW 760LI, Toyota Land Cruiser, Learjet 45 worth 594.7 million naira.

Atiku Abubakar – $1.5 billion

Atiku Abubakar, the former Nigerian vice president and current presidential aspirant for the 2023 elections under the PDP umbrella, served as comptroller general of the Nigerian Customs for 20 years, amassing considerable wealth through his position. He has been accused of laundering over $100 million into the United States between 2000 and 2008.

Abubakar served in the Nigeria Customs Service for twenty years, eventually rising to the position of Deputy Director, the second highest rank at the time. He retired in April 1989 to focus on business and politics full-time. During his early days as a Customs Officer, he began his entrepreneurial journey in the real estate business.

Atiku Abubakar’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 billion. Even at the age of 77, Atiku is recognized as one of Nigeria’s wealthiest politicians and successful businessmen.

Some of the businesses known to the public he has under his control are; Adama Beverages Limited, A Feed Processing Plant and The American University of Nigeria.

Mohammed Indimi -$500 million

Mohammed Indimi is a Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, known as the founder and chairman of Oriental Energy Resources (OER), a privately held Nigerian oil exploration and production company. Forbes estimated his net worth at $500 million. However, his net worth declined significantly due to falling oil prices and the depreciation of the Naira.

He is the founder and chairman of Oriental Energy Resources, a privately-owned oil exploration and production company. His significant contributions to the oil and gas industry have earned him a spot among the richest Hausa men in Nigeria. Indimi is also known for his philanthropic efforts, particularly in education and healthcare.

In 1974, he secured a 31,000 naira loan to build his first house in Yola, which he rented out. Using the rental income, he bought another plot and constructed a second house, gradually amassing a significant property portfolio in Yola, Nigeria. In 1981, he ventured into agriculture, acquiring 2,500 hectares of land near Yola to start a maize and cotton farm. However, the business faced difficulties and closed in 1986. Reflecting on this experience, he wrote in an April 2014 blog, “My first foray into agriculture, in the 1980s, ended in failure.” He then shifted to trading, dealing in truckloads of rice, flour, and sugar.

Abdullahi Bashir Haske – $350 million

Abdul Bashir Haske is the founder and Group Managing Director of AA&R Investments, the company is focused on a long chain of oil-based companies that continue stretching their boundaries in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. He is popularly known as the silent billionaire in Nigeria.

For those who are not familiar with Abdullahi Bashir Haske, he is a serial entrepreneur, private investor, and philanthropist. He is seen as one of Nigeria’s young brilliant minds whose involvement in different sectors has contributed immensely to launching the country towards economic sustainability.

Bashir was born in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria on the 13th of December 1987. He is an alumnus of the University of Abuja, where he bagged a Diploma in Political Studies and an MBA in economics from Lagos Business School. He has gone ahead to get certifications in various professional and business courses both locally and globally, all of which have helped shape his business acumen and contributed to the extraordinary feats he’s been able to achieve over the years as a business magnate.

The result-driven and future-thinking lifestyle of Abdullahi Bashir Haske is quite phenomenal and enviable. He has risen to become the focal point of discussion in several industries across Nigeria and Africa at large.

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi – $100 million

Muhammadu Sanusi II (Sanusi Lamido Sanusi; born July 31, 1961) is a well-known figure among traditional rulers, having previously served as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He is the 14th Emir of Kano from the Fulani Sullubawa clan. Sanusi ascended the throne in 2014 following the death of his grand-uncle, Ado Bayero. However, on March 9, 2020, he was deposed by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

On May 23, 2024, Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf reinstated Sanusi as the Emir of Kano, four years after his deposition. The new law replaces the Kano State Emirates Council Law of 2019 and dissolves the five emirate councils established by former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, which had fragmented the Kano Emirate and led to Sanusi’s removal.

Ali Nuhu – $1 million

Ali Nuhu is an award-winning Nigerian actor, director, and film producer. He is widely celebrated as the King of Kannywood for his significant contributions to the Hausa film industry. Nuhu pursued a filmmaking course at the Asian Academy of Film and Television in Noida, Delhi, and received training in Transmedia Storytelling at the University of Southern California’s Department of Cinematic Arts, as well as Acting for the Camera in Los Angeles.

Nuhu embarked on his acting career after completing his education, making his debut in 1999 with the film Abin Sirri Ne. However, it was his role in Sangaya that brought him widespread fame. Over the years, he has appeared in more than 500 Nollywood and Kannywood movies, including Sitanda, Carbin Kwai, and Last Flight to Abuja.

Nuhu has received many accolades, including the Africa Movie Academy Award, the City People Entertainment Award and the Nollywood Europe Golden Award. Ali Nuhu’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.

He is a Nigerian actor currently serving as the managing director of the Nigerian Film Corporation, appointed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on January 12, 2024. Known for his performances in both Hausa and English movies, he is often referred to by the media as the King of Kannywood or Sarki Ali.

Adam Zango – $900,000

Adamu Abdullahi, professionally known as Adam Zango, is a renowned Kannywood actor, singer, producer, and director. He is widely regarded as the best film director in the Hausa film industry. A native of Kaduna State, Zango began his film career in 2000 with a role in Raga, directed by Mansoor Sadiq.

His performance in Babban Yaro catapulted him to fame, marking a significant turning point in his career. Zango has appeared in over 50 films, solidifying his status as a prominent Kannywood actor. Some of his notable works include Matsayin So, Wata Rayuwa, Zarar Bunu, and Sai Wata Rana.

The actor has won many awards, including the Africa Movie Award, MTN Award and City People Movie Award. Adam Zango’s net worth is alleged to be $800,000.

Sani Musa Danja – $750,000

Sani Musa Abdullahi, widely known as Sani Danja or Danja, is a prominent Nigerian film actor, producer, director, singer, and dancer. He has made significant contributions to both Nollywood and Kannywood. Danja began his acting career in Nollywood in 2012 with his appearance in Daughter of the River.

Since then, he has acted in numerous films, including Omo Ghetto: The Saga, Wedding in Nigeria, and Battle on Buka Street. He has produced two films, Kawayen Amarya and Ana Barin Halak, and has appeared in over 50 films throughout his career.

Besides acting, Danja is a gifted singer and songwriter. Most of his songs have been used in the Hausa film industry. He is also the Chairman of the Guild of Artists in Northern Nigeria. Sani Danja’s net worth is alleged to be approximately $800,000.

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